Monthly Archives: May 2013

NGC on BBC Arabic about Hezbollah’s Involvement in Syria

BBC Arabic reached out again to us on the sensitive question of Hezbollah’s military involvement in the battle of Al Quseir, a Syrian town (25 000 inhabitants) a few kilometers away from the Lebanese border. Over the past week, intense fighting has been reported around the town, between the rebels holding the city and the Syrian army supported by Hezbollah. al Quseir map small

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Final Report of the NCF e-health Pilot in Rio is Out!

UntitledToday is a special day for us. After almost two years of hard work side by side with the New Cities Foundation, we are proud to share with you the  final report:  “Urban E-health Project in Rio”  in English and Portuguese.

Together with the Municipality of Rio, GE, Cisco, the University of State of Rio (UERJ) and the teams of the Santa Marta Family Clinic, we have designed and implemented a new way to leverage e-health technologies in the field of Primary Healthcare.

Thanks to a GE e-health kit, the medical teams were able to bring healthcare to the houses of the most vulnerable patients and perform an accurate and almost instantaneous diagnosis.

This resulted in substantial cost savings for the public healthcare system, a better in-home experience for patients and for the medical teams and helped lift barriers to access healthcare in an underprivileged community.

All of this would not have been possible without the commitment and dedication of each and every member of the NCF e-health Task Force, in particular the teams of the Family Clinic. Our local coordinator, Rosalie, played a critical role in making this project a success. Continue reading

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